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Striped Bass
Morone saxatilis

Common Names: striper, linesider, rock bass
  Striped Bass
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Striped Bass get their name from and can be easily identified by the horizontal striped pattern along the sides. The body is silver in color with greenish tones.

Stripers are a popular gamefish throughout the year, and have been making a comeback in numbers in recent years. They can be caught in late March and April in and around the mouth of the Mullica River using blood worms as bait. Around this same time, larger stripers show up on the ocean beach front, and can be taken on chunks of fresh bait, especially fresh bunker. The fish are generally sparse through the summer, with some fish caught on the beach front using plugs or bait. Fall is regarded as prime striper season, with big fish showing up in inlets and on the beach front. Live bait is the way to go, and most fisherman drift live eels for them.

By Thanksgiving, fishing has moved almost exclusively onto the ocean, as the bass school up on inshore lumps (out to about 70'). At this time, jigs and bucktails are the primary fishing method. This fishing lasts well into January, long after most anglers have hung it up for the season.

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